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8 ways to have a safe & responsible holiday in Cornwall

With lockdown restrictions easing from the 4 July, Cornwall can once again welcome you lovely people back to the Duchy with open arms. A lot will have changed since you last visited, so we’ve written this quick guide to ensure you can have a safe and responsible holiday.


1. Plan ahead

Gunwalloe July 2018

Cornwall isn’t a large place and will likely be busy this summer. So plan ahead before heading to the beach, the shops or towns like St Ives. You don’t want to be sitting in a queue, crowd or traffic jam on the way to the beach!

Pictured above: Gunwalloe Beach in the Lizard


2. Pick secluded places

Holywell Bay

Leading from the last point…Instead of heading to busy Fistral or Porthcurno Beach on a Saturday, perhaps choose the quieter of Cornwall’s 400 beaches (be careful to check if they have lifeguard cover!). Or instead of going to that busy Rick Stein restaurant, perhaps just go for takeaway and eat it on the beach!

Pictured above: Holywell Bay Beach


3. Book ahead

Tate St Ives, Cornwall

The free-wheelin’ days of dropping into places at a whim are sadly over. Attractions, eateries and sometimes even car parks will require you to book ahead. To avoid disappointment, get on the web and secure your space!

Pictured above: The Tate in St Ives


4. Local deliveries

One excellent way of avoiding the shopping queues and supporting the local economy is getting deliveries to your holiday cottage. See below some examples of local suppliers that’ll drop off local food to your doorstep!:


Cornish Food Box Company, Truro, Cornwall

Get £5 off any order over £50 by entering FOREVERCORNWALL


Philip Warren Butchers, Launceston

Milk (and clotted cream)

Lillie Brothers


The Cornish Fishmonger


5. Respect local residents

When on holiday, remember to respect the lovely Cornish people living there. Cornwall has been a few months without any tourists, so the summer holidays might take some getting used to!

Pictured above: Cadgwith in the Lizard


6. Wash your hands

Whilst staying in your cottage, don’t forget to wash your hands frequently! Even when you get back from a socially distant day on the beach or walk on the coast.


 7. Help your housekeeper!

There is an army of lovely housekeepers keeping the holiday cottage industry running; your help in making safe holidays is most appreciated! Remember to follow the instructions in your holiday cottage, whether this is regularly wiping down surfaces, stripping your linen on check-out or ensuring you leave on time.


8. Rubbish!

With so many people visiting Cornwall’s beaches, there is sadly a lot of rubbish strewn across these beautiful places. We want to help the Council litter pickers and stop plastic making its way into the sea. If you see a bin full, please take it home with you!


If you have booked or are looking to book, take a look at what we’re doing to keep you safe, see our Coronavirus page.